Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha designated booking site

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha has three designated sites available for special event bookings of short duration. The gardens are a busy working garden. Special events take place throughout the year which may coincide with your booking. Weekends in general have increased visitor numbers to the gardens.

To book this park for a special event, follow these steps:

  1. Consider the park location and facilities and watch our virtual tour of the booking sites. If the booking site in this park meet your needs, go to Step 2. If not, view our other designated sites.
  2. Complete the online park booking application form, noting Council's standard booking conditions.

Park location

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha is at 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Mt Coot-tha.


View Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha in a larger map

Park facilities

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha includes the following facilities (some of which are shown on the map below):

  • booking sites
  • bus stop
  • carpark
  • information
  • picnic shelters
  • cafe
  • drinking fountains/taps
  • toilets (including accessible toilets).

Booking sites

The following designated sites are available for bookings for weddings and special events. The minimum period for each wedding booking is two hours. The booking period includes any pack-up and set-up time.

There is no electricity available at any of the booking sites and no direct vehicle access. Water fountains/taps are near booking sites. However, toilets are over 100 metres from all booking sites. 

This table shows booking site information for three designated sites in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.
Area Booking site name Site description Power Vehicle access Marquees permitted

1

Palm Tree Lawn

Features rainforest with small flowing creek. Is ideal for small wedding parties. The lawn has synthetic grass.

No

No

No

2

Fig Tree Lawn

This site features a large, shady fig tree, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.

No

No

No

3

Lychee Tree Lawn

Mature trees and lush foliage plants (including bamboo) surround this site. This site is ideal for larger wedding parties.

No

No

No

Find more booking information on venue hire and weddings at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

 

 

Note: the kiosk and Administration building have been replaced by the Visitor Information Centre. 

This table shows the key to the map of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.
Key
Toilets
Taps
Wheelchair access
Information

Park bookings

You can book a wedding tentatively up to 12 months in advance. Designated sites are available for hire from $166.65 per hour (inc GST), (minimum two hour booking).

Bookings apply only to the wedding lawn you choose in Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. Council provides a small round table and 20 white plastic chairs for each booking.

Designated sites are available for booking between:

  • 9am-5.30pm - 1 September to 31 March
  • 9am-4.30pm - 1 April to 31 August.

 The gardens do not have suitable undercover areas for weddings in the event of wet weather. Council recommends you have a wet weather contingency plan.

Special conditions

Before you make a booking, find out the special conditions for booking a designated site at the park:

  • electricity is not available at any designated site
  • confetti, rice or streamers cannot be thrown (real petals only are permitted but must be picked up afterwards)
  • there is no direct vehicle access for guests or equipment (wedding parties and guests must walk to the wedding lawn, including up and down hill)
  • marquees are not permitted
  • Council approval is required for structures or equipment (e.g. archways or furniture) and must be freestanding only (no pegs or nails etc)
  • personal signs, balloons or ribbons must be freestanding (cannot be fastened to plants or structures)
  • dogs are not permitted (except Guide, Hearing and Assistance dogs).

 

Last updated:7 May 2019
Topics: mt coot-tha